Tournament: 16 March 2019 At Manassas Park HS!

Spontaneous Workshop — Register Now

The Spontaneous Workshop is conducted in a “tournament like” environment – it is NOT a competition!

Each Team performs two spontaneous problems and then watch another team perform two problems.  Team members plus coaches (limit 2) can participate.   Partial teams and substitute coaches are welcome to participate if necessary.   Each team must provide a volunteer / judge to help us make the workshop a success.  Click here for additional information.

Registration Closes – 11 January or when the last spot is Gone!

Balsa Information Session – December 2, 2018

Teams, coaches, and parents are invited to attend Region 9 information session for the balsa problem on Sunday December 2 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Reston Regional Library.  They will cover what teams should expect on a competition day; weigh-in room process; how to use the tester; review of the problem; and Q&A. Those who attend are encouraged to bring copies of the problem.

Please note: We will not be discussing design questions!  This event is hosted by Region 9 Balsa Captain.

Balsa “Crush-a-thon” – February 9, 2019

The “Balsa Crush-a-thon” is for balsa teams who want to test their structure prior to the tournament.

  1. Teams can actually crush their structure(s) if you don’t have a crusher apparatus and weights
  2. Become familiar with the equipment before the tournament
  3. This is a FREE event open to any Odyssey balsa team

Click here for more information

What is Odyssey of the Mind?

New to Odyssey of the Mind, click here to watch last years closing ceremony montage video on Youtube. 

If your interested in starting the Odyssey of the Mind program at your school, Click here to access a wealth of information or contact our School Coordinator Liaison.


Consider Starting Odyssey at Your School!

Check out our Coordinators page for information on “What is Odyssey of the Mind?” and “Coordinating an Odyssey Program.”   Click here to see if you school already participates.

Welcome To Northern Virginia Odyssey

Northern Virginia Odyssey has five Regional Boundaries.  This website supports the Odyssey of the Mind program in the lower part of Fairfax County and Prince William County known as Region 12 – NoVA South.

To reach other regional websites, see links below.